RIVERSIDE, California – A former particular agent with Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI) was discovered responsible by a jury at present of federal civil rights violations for sexually assaulting two ladies and abusing his official place to stop them from reporting his violent conduct.
John Jacob Olivas, 48, of Riverside, was discovered responsible of three counts of deprivation of rights below coloration of legislation. Olivas was ordered remanded into federal custody after at present’s verdict was learn.
In accordance with proof introduced at his 11-day trial, Olivas started his profession with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2007 and resigned in September 2015 after working as an HSI particular agent for simply over six years. He sexually assaulted the 2 victims in 2012.
Olivas tried to rape one girl in January 2012 after making it clear to her that the police wouldn’t be conscious of any report she would make about Olivas as a result of he was “above a cop,” and “untouchable” and “invisible” to police resulting from his place as a federal agent, based on the sufferer’s trial testimony. Olivas additionally threatened the sufferer that he might make her “disappear,” have her kids taken from her, and get her arrested on faux prison fees, the sufferer testified.
Olivas raped one other girl in September 2012 after which once more in November 2012. Each occasions, Olivas made it clear to the sufferer that police wouldn’t reply to any report she may make about assaults by him, inflicting the sufferer to imagine that he was “invincible” to the prison justice system, the sufferer testified. She additionally testified at trial that Olivas pointed his HSI-issued service weapon into her again moments earlier than he sexually assaulted her in September 2012.
Each victims endured Olivas’s “violent, escalating, controlling, and intimidating habits, which included his repeated brandishing of HSI credentials to [them] and asserting that he was above the legislation,” prosecutors wrote in court docket paperwork. In all three sexual assaults, Olivas violated the victims’ constitutional rights to liberty and bodily integrity.
United States District Choose Jesus G. Bernal scheduled a March 11, 2023 sentencing listening to, at which era Olivas will face a statutory most sentence of life in federal jail.
The FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Workplace of Skilled Duty investigated this matter.
Assistant United States Attorneys Eli A. Alcaraz of the Riverside Department Workplace and Frances S. Lewis of the Basic Crimes Part are prosecuting this case.